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Grateful Dead Live at Philadelphia Civic Arena on 1974-08-04


Topics Live concert


Bertha, Mexicali Blues, Scarlet Begonias, Black Throated Wind, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Peggy-O, Jack Straw, Loser, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Playin' In The Band Phil & Ned*, Ship of Fools, Big River, Loose Lucy, Me & My Uncle, It Must Have Been The Roses, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow-> Wharf Rat-> U.S. Blues, Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Philadelphia Civic Arena
Location Philadelphia, PA

Source Audience Recording
Lineage AUDMC(2 AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck.Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON) > DAT > WAV > SHN
Taped by Jerry Moore
Transferred by Mark Cohen and Noah Weiner

Notes

AUDMC > DAT > WAV > SHN Recorded by Jerry Moore w/ 2 AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck.
Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON. Analog > DAT transfer by Mark Cohen DAT > SHN/CD by Noah Weiner

Reviews

Reviewer: zackmitchell - - June 10, 2012
Subject: help?
can anyone please tell me which version of Jack Straw, US Blues and Scarlet are the ones on Dicks Picks Vol.31? These songs were played on both 8/4/74 and 8/5/74
Reviewer: thebone - - August 26, 2010
Subject: 74' Classic
Good, classic show typical of the Wall of Sound Era. Best tunes for me were the super long Playin' and, of course, the full Weather Report Suite. Definitely worth a listen...
Reviewer: gratedude69 - - August 9, 2010
Subject: good aud
great 74 show here, classic songs and great setlist for both of em, love the end of the 2nd, us blues is great in 74, overall great show
Reviewer: jboyaquar - - July 5, 2008
Subject: Why did I enjoy the first over the second?
It's recorded by the same Moore. Granted the second night has the far more interesting 'Scarlet' and a hard-chargin 'Around.'

Maybe it's for the that aching minimalist "Peggy." The cohesive 'Jack' that beckoned to be stretched further. Jerry's noodling during 'El Paso.' Those few extra desperate notes of 'Wharf.'

Regardless, the swirl of sounds collected added up to a more pleasing experience. Recommended!
Reviewer: dyermaker81 - - December 1, 2006
Subject: Peggy-O
This is a very slow and sweet version. I love it!
Reviewer: congamon - - September 24, 2005
Subject: what a show!
I was there, 31 years ago, 8/4/74, Philly Civic Center - incredible show - the Dead were touring with the infamous "wall of sound" pa system, a huge setup that usually took half of the 1st set to get right, so by the 4th or 5th tune the vocals got clearer & the overall sound felt right. That was the most intricate pa that any band had ever used, but it filled the hall like nothing you ever heard before. The show was one of those extra long ones that showcased the band's amazingly varied repertoire. The new tunes from "Mars Hotel" were very well done, & the "Weather Report Suite" was, well, SWEET. Jerry Moore was well known for making great tapes, & I have cassette dubs of the originals. This, of course, is better. The transfer is excellent, and considering the original source (UD-120s, in the audience), I consider the sound quality to be as good as can be expected. Fantastic show, very nicely reproduced. Brings back great memories......
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